Students at the ISL are to pay tribute to a late playwright and friend of the New World Theatre Club, by performing one of his plays.
Noël Greig became a familiar name at the Merl-based private school when he conducted workshops.
The radical playwright, who died on September 9, 2009, amassed a canon of plays during his lifetime.
This week, a handful of young performers aged 15 to 18 years old are to bring to life one of his more surreal plays, At Break of Day.
Drama teacher Mike West is directing the play. He told wort.lu/en: “I chose this play because I knew the author, Noël Greig, who became a regular at the ISL. One evening we did a reading of the play and I thought why not perform it. It's a difficult play for kids. You're never quite sure what's reality and that's one of the things that drew me to it.”
The story begins with two soldiers making an epic journey home after a long war. En route they encounter different people, events become increasingly dreamlike and nightmarish, taking them on a journey through a whole century of conflict. As the soldiers quarrel, make up, quote Shakespeare, escape from prison and betray one another, each records his thoughts in a notebook.
Interwoven within the story is a parallel tale of a young woman who has made her own journey to a distant land to discover what happened to her great-grandfather, whose life she retraces through a battered old diary.
The ISL has a strong track-record for producing talented actors, including one actress who is currently working in the US.
At Break of Day is performed on February 2, 3 and 4 at the ISL auditorium from 7.30pm. Entry is 5 euros for adults and 3 euros for students.